1001 Video GamesRuneScape appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
DevelopmentRuneScape was originally going to be released as DeviousMUD. However, after a few days, the Gower Brothers pulled the game back off, and later re-released it, with modifications, as RuneScape (RuneScape Classic).
MilestoneOn March 28, 2005, the game passes the 300,000 member mark for the first time, four years after the first release.
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